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 The Miles Jupp Interviews

Interview shows are currently very popular at the fringe as obviously they are cheap to produce, 2 well-known people

with no props or set. ( Oddly I noticed that a couple of hours beforehand Mr J had himself been interviewed by Fred

Macauley so it can only be a matter of time before all performers are caught on a never-ending interviewing

merry-go-round).

 

As I had never seen Miles Jupp before this was the perfect opportunity to catch up with a familiar television and radio

voice. I booked this time slot without knowing who the interviewee was and was delighted to discover it was Val McDiermid

even though I have not read any of her books (yet).

 

After a brief introduction from Miles his guest appears and we are soon whisked into her upbringing in Fife. His

questions aren't particularly hard-hitting but we soon have a good understanding about her life before becoming a

major crime novelist.

 

People are endlessly fascinating and surprising. To be honest my wife didn't really know who Miss McDiermid was but once she revealed she was a big fan of the Swiss Chalet School books (my wife's favourite's series of books growing up) she was hooked.

 

I had heard her interviewed before so I knew she would be entertaining and I wasn't disappointed. In fact she was such a good interviewee that Mr Jupp didn't have to do much to keep the conversation flowing.

 

Soon, it was over and I was left with the dilemna of which of her books to read first.

 

 

 

 

 

The Miles Jupp Interviews is at Stand's New Town Theatre until August 12th

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/miles-jupp-interviews

The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7) 15.40

8.25/10

 

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